On Sunday, I embarked on a bit of a mega run. It was nothing like the distance I did last year in the Gower ultra, but it was the furthest I’d run in a long time. Seventeen and a half miles to be precise. And it was hot. So before I went, I did a bit of research to find out the best way to tackle distance running in the heat. Here are my top tips. 1. Do it This is the big one for me. If I hadn’t made an arrangement to run, I wouldn’t have gone when I realised…

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Am I taking the wrong approach to disagreement? Let’s face it, even the word itself has negative connotations. Awkward, argumentative, feisty, disagreeable, obtuse. We discourage our children from disagreeing. Don’t answer back, do as you’re told. Don’t argue with me. And yet, I want my children to disagree. In fact, I believe it is one of the most important skills they can learn. Should children be taught to disagree? I know, it’s a strange concept. After all, children do nothing but disagree. They never want to do as they’re told and the whining – oh, don’t even talk to me about…

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A few months ago, I reviewed a Cheerz Memory Box. I fell totally in love with both the product and the idea of printing my photos. So when we visited beautiful Lindisfarne a few weeks ago, I knew just how to preserve the memories of a great holiday. Printing a photo canvas Cheerz sell a range of photo products. They make it easy to print off your best pictures. They are also realistic. After all, our best photos aren’t always taken on a fantastic camera. So Cheerz is available as an app on both Android and iOS. I have to admit,…

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My husband and I are very different people. I’m quiet and antisocial. He is loud and sociable. And sometimes, I am starkly reminded that Libby is her father’s daughter. Over the past couple of weeks, it has been particularly obvious. How long is a birthday? My husband’s 40th birthday fell just a couple of years after I met him. I booked a table at Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck –  I had to be on the phone exactly three months beforehand to book it. I also arranged for us to go away for the weekend. We stayed in London, watched a musical and then…

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I’ve battled with myself over whether to write this post. It is, after all, the ultimate in over-sharing. The last thing you need to read about is the excess lard around my waist. And yet, it seemed like the right thing to do. To be honest, put myself out there and say that keeping in shape as a parent is hard. But it’s never too late to do something about it. A wake-up call I know I’m overweight. I feel fat, frumpy and disgusting and none of my clothes fit. But somehow, hearing it from someone else hits harder. Last…

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